Harding lawyers moving to summon Government

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Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall
Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall

[www.inewsguyana.com] – An agent of the State, specifically Attorney General Anil Nandlall may soon have to face the Court.

Lawyers for Colwyn Harding have confirmed that they are moving to summon the State to release the statements and all other documents/evidence in its possession with respect to the Colwyn Harding investigation.

Speaking with Attorney – at – Law Nigel Hughes recently said that he wrote the Attorney General requesting the documents. The lawyer said that to date there have been no response or any form of acknowledgment of the request by the Nandlall.

Hughes said that the request is being made in keeping with the UN Convention Against Torture which the government of Guyana is a signatory to.

He reminded that as part of the Convention the victims of torture must be given all the necessary assistance required and requested from the State. When contacted, the AG refused to comment.

He said “Hughes can go ahead and do what he want to do and when he is finish I will do what i have to do.”

Meanwhile, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) confirmed that the Harding file is at the Chambers since May 21.

Harding was reportedly raped with the use of a baton by a police officer while he was in custody at the Timheri Police Station. Several other ranks were also implicated.

Colwyn Harding is alleging that a Police Constable inserted a baton into his anus in November 2013.
Colwyn Harding is alleging that a Police Constable inserted a baton into his anus in November 2013.

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